COVID-19: 82 million vaccine doses have reached Africa so far, another 820 million needed

The African continent is far behind on vaccinations as richer countries keep doses for their citizens.

published on : 29th July 2021

WHO says coronavirus deaths up 21% in last week

The U.N health agency also noted that COVID-19 cases rose by 8% worldwide and that there are now nearly 194 million infections.

published on : 28th July 2021

Covid or Hepatitis: What should we fear more?

The key difference between the two is that the transmission (from one human to another) in Covid is via air, breath and hand contact, which is much easier and common than body fluid transmission.

published on : 28th July 2021

China rejects WHO plan to audit labs in COVID origins probe, terms it 'arrogant'

The proposal outlined by WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus included 'audits of relevant laboratories and research institutions operating within Wuhan'.

published on : 23rd July 2021

WHO warns of 'long term' impact of COVID-19 on mental health

WHO's regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said mental health should be considered a 'fundamental human right', stressing how the virus had torn lives apart.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Prevalence of Covid Delta variant among specimens sequenced over past 4 weeks exceeded 75 per cent: WHO

The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update reiterated that the Delta variant is expected to "rapidly outcompete" other variants and become the dominant circulating lineage over the coming months.

published on : 22nd July 2021

China says 'shocked' by WHO plan for COVID origins study

National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin said the lab in the city of Wuhan has no virus that can directly infect humans and that China does not accept the WHO plan.

published on : 22nd July 2021

COVID risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics, how cases are handled matters most: WHO chief

The number of Games-linked COVID-19 cases in Japan this month was 79 on Wednesday, with more international athletes testing positive at home and unable to travel.

published on : 21st July 2021

Process to receive WHO pre-qualification for Covaxin on: Government

The minister said the data required for approval was submitted by Bharat Biotech International Limited to WHO on July 9.

published on : 21st July 2021

Centre exempts pulses' importers from stock limits; norms for millers, wholesalers also relaxed

The move comes amid several representations from pulses associations against the government's earlier orders limiting the stocks of pulses that wholesalers, retailers and millers could store.

published on : 19th July 2021

'Next 100 days crucial': Centre hints at third wave, says Covid situation may get worse

The world moving towards the third wave of the pandemic should be seen as a red flag, as stressed by PM Narendra Modi, said VK Paul who heads the national task force on coronavirus.

published on : 16th July 2021

WHO chief says it was 'premature' to rule out Covid lab leak; asks China to be 'transparent'

WHO is “asking actually China to be 'transparent, open and cooperate, especially on the information, raw data that we asked for at the early days of the pandemic'.

published on : 15th July 2021

Vaccine deliveries rising as delta virus variant slams Asia

Many, including the World Health Organization, have been critical of the vaccine inequalities in the world as the vast majority of people in lower-income countries are still waiting on a first dose.

published on : 15th July 2021

Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths climbed last week after nine straight weeks of decline.

published on : 15th July 2021

Weekly coronavirus cases at nearly three million globally, says WHO

WHO says the easier-to-spread delta variant has now been identified in 111 countries since first being detected in India and it expects the variant to become globally dominant in coming months.

published on : 14th July 2021
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